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Does God Need A Name

Once I had an argument with a JW. We debated on the name of God/Jehovah. I was referred to read Exodus 3 where I was fortunate to read God referred His name as I Am. I straightaway suggested God doesn't need a name. If so, where is JW? But Jesus needs a name when He was on earth.

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Whether God did or did not need a name the Bible gives God a whole bunch of names. Actually God did it. By the way one of the names for Jesus is God. [John 20:28]
---catherine on 5/26/08


Try as he will, man will never eliminate God's name from the earth. "'From the sun's rising even to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place sacrificial smoke will be made, a presentation will be made to my name, even a clean gift, because my name will be great among the nations,' Jehovah of armies has said."Malachi 1:11, Exodus 9:16, Ezekiel 36:23.
---francis on 5/26/08


I'm not sure that God needs a name. God is there, here, and has always been, and will always be.
The nearest we cn get to acknowledging that in His name is "I AM" ... and that's what Jehovah means in Hebrew (or that is the English version of the Hebrew word)
Father Son and Holy Spirit are qualities that God has
Jesus is the name the Son adopted when He dwelt on Earth, and Christ was the description of His purpose then, the Messiah.
---alan_of_UK on 5/26/08


Holy is His name.Lk-1:49-His name was called JESUS-the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.Lk-2:21 Jh-20:31-but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ-the Son of God-and that believing you may have life in His name.Matt-1:21-And she will bring forth a Son, you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.Lk1:23Behold-the virgin shall be with child-bear a Son-and they shall call His name Immanuel-which is translated-God with us.
---lisa on 5/26/08


You must confess!Philippians 2
9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth,
11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
"and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."Philippians 2:11
---lisa on 5/26/08




The trinity is NOT in the Bible. God is God, Jesus is the Son (the Christ), and the holy spirit is God's gift. That is the truth. That is in God's word. The trinity is the lie.
---Cindi on 5/25/08


His Name Isn't "Jesus Christ".
Jesus, Yahshua, Iesus, ect. IS his 1st name Depending on what Language one Speaks.
Does a Jew have to learn Eng. so he can call the Lord Jesus or do we have to learn Hebrew to call our Lord Yahshua or latin to call him Iesus or Greek?

Christ Means: "Messiah", IT'S NOT his Last Name!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 5/25/08


The Son's Name is Jesus Christ and He is God.
The Father and Holy Spirit are God.

I don't believe in Oneness theology.
It is error.
---lisa on 5/24/08


God Need? No. But God has a Name, Jesus Christ, He is the only real Lord God whom is proven worthy of all worship.
---Eloy on 5/24/08


"Jesus met them, saying, Rejoice! and they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him." Matthew 28:9.
---Eloy on 5/24/08




lit.Gk: "So then they went to tell his disciples. And here Jesus, he met them saying, Rejoice! thereupon they came forward embracing of him his feet, and worshipped him." Matthew 28:9.
---Eloy on 5/24/08


Jesus(Yahshua) calls HIM Father,
I think I'll do as my Brother...

Like i've asked before,
Do you call your Dad by HIS Name?
Why would'nt You show GOD the Same respect IF not More, Being HE IS HOLY & your Father?
If my kids called me Duane instead of Dad, I think it would break my heart.
I can't Imagine calling my Dad by his Name when talking to one another, We do/Did call each other Brother though!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 5/23/08


God has several names, one of which he says is "I Am".

Nowhere in His word does he ever say my name is Jesus. He says about Jesus, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." But nowhere does God ever call himself Jesus.
---Cindi on 5/23/08


God has many names that mean different things...I have several books that contain all of his names and their meanings, but I have been spending way to much time on this computer lately...So I am going to have to take a break...I will get back to you later.
---Elisabeth on 5/23/08


God's Name is Jesus

Connection Magazine shows it in the Bible
---brian on 5/23/08


The Hebrew language does not have exact nouns. The phrase 'I Am' is 'ego eimi ho on' which means 'I am he who exists.' The closest relative to the phrase is 'to breathe.' Go to Exodus 6:2-3 and that explains the name El Shadday and Jehovah.
---gregg on 1/6/08


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There are over 300 names of God in the bible, but believe me none of them mean J.W. Each of God's name mean something and if we study them, we can know God in a more personal way.
---shira_5965 on 5/30/07


The ancient Hebrew scripture does not contain vowels as our English, and is written from right-to-left. God's name in hebrew is written , and transliterated from right-to-light it is YHWH, and Jesus' name in Hebrew is YESHUAH, which is the same Hebrew name YHWH but with the vowels.
---Eloy on 12/23/06


I have come to think when we talk to people about GOD......we need to be VERY specific. Most everyone say they believe in a god...but which god? The Hindu have a god, Muslims have a god, Buddist have a god. Even the devil believes in GOD and trembles. (James 2:19) We MUST speak of JESUS CHRIST THE Savior and The Son of GOD ALMIGHTY. HE IS ONE. There are not many gods. It's vital to make it known it's Jesus GOD we believe and trust for our eternal salvation.
---eloia5543 on 12/22/06


God has a name, it is Yahweh, just as I am a wife, but my name ia Karen, and That is what I am called. Karen
---Karen on 12/22/06


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There is only one God, the Lord he is God, Jesus is his Name: Jesus is YHWH (YESHUAH).
---Eloy on 12/22/06


Isaiah 52:6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
Your supposed to know Gods name it is above every name in heaven and earth and every knee will bow to it.
Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
Jesus the Son of God
---Exzucuh on 12/22/06


ok Jehovah means he causes to become the very name given to god gives it its own meaning
he is our father and you show him respect but he has a name and that is jehovah. in Genisis alone is says JEHOVAH 193 times which has been replaced with the word LORD in most translations and has even been put in as a footnote in the king james version of the bible in exodus to say that the word lord has replaced the word jehovah
---addy on 12/22/06


i have an old hebrew picture bible that the catholics gave me and one of the titles in JEHOVAH OF ARMIES most religions have just taken out the word which is disobeying his own comandments not to ammend the scriptures and not showing sanctity for the name itself
---addy on 12/22/06


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God has many names. I once done a google search of the names of God, I couldn't believe all of the names he has. Some I use, but some I didn't know. Once we learn the different names of God, the better we can understand him and what he is all about. Each name has a different meaning, a very spiritual meaning. Once you know these names, you call out that name that fits your situation, and let me tell you, with a sinceir heart, God moves in the midnight hour.
---Rebecca_D on 6/1/06


Of course God needs a name, otherwise how could I have a personal relationship with Him. His New Testament names are Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I've had that same thing with JW's -- as I said to them the name "Jehovah" is not found in the Bible.
---Helen_5378 on 6/1/06


whatever name He has, I never ever use it loosely...I always refer to Him as Father God, Almighty God, Heavenly Father...in Mathew 6:9, Jesus said pray like this: Our Father which art in heaven. Mathew 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
---jana on 6/1/06


Supposing God is around, would or would you not notice Him? So, does He need to have a name. Anyway, most agree that His name is I AM. If this is so, JW will have difficult time for survival. Jehoval is not the name of God, anyone using His name to start any other religion without upholding Jesus as the Son of God and Lord and Savior cannot be believed. But really, God's I AM is not a name like John, James, or Matthew and Luke.
---pek on 5/24/05


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Ask the Jews. God does not need to have a name. He is the God of our ancestors (Abraham, Issac and Jacob as mentioned in the Bible). Since He is nameless, the Jews just simply endear Him with Yaweh, Jehovah or Adonai. We now call Him heavenly Father or Almighty God. Jesus must have a name since He came as a babe and brought up on earth. Do you give a name to the Holy Spirit? We simply call Him Holy Spirit God or the Spirit of God.
---Pek on 5/8/05


the name "I Am" given in exodus was not given as an actual name, it was given because there was no other way for the finite mind of man to comprehend the greatness of the Lord God. that includes even His name.
---gabriel on 5/1/05


The question is when you see God would not you know He is God. Read Revelation, how God is being described. Anyway, God is too smart to be called other than "I am". This will eliminate any wilful intention to defile His name. For example, I am stupid, or that Jehovah is stupid. So by saying I am, you identify yourself being stupid. Anyone who even uses the word God improperly will be like the word god spelt backward. He becomes 'dog'. What a surprise.
---Pek on 5/1/05


The Lord has many names because they give us an insight into His nature. His Holy Chosen (Jews) are the absolute best at telling the many names of God, as their language has so many tonal and literal differences to definitions. Jehovah is one way to pronoune it, others prefer Yahweh. Neither is wrong, it is just how it is seen by the reader. Give Him a name from you in your heart, to me He is sometimes the God of my emotions...
---Teresa on 4/23/05


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Of course GOD has names and they are all vitally important to know and understand as they discribe his HOLY personhood and character. God told us his names....so I see that as a vital part of knowing HIM. Is your name and titles not important to you? Mine are: Elaine Dillon, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother...etc. All tell something about me. God tells us His name is HOLY....That too is important to fully understand.
---Elaine on 4/22/05


1rst_Cliff: i was merely answering the question posed in the blog as to "Where is JW" in perspective to scripture. The answer and a "fact" remains JW started by Charles Taze Russell, who founded ZIons Watchtower in 1879.
---Jim on 4/18/05


Pek, I like the term 'I Am What I Am'. I take it to mean whatever we need we can receive from God. Therefore, we only need one God. One Deity to supply all of our needs; and Jesus is the embodiment of that. The Holy Spirit is the means of receiving from our God. It is as Simple as that. n.s.
---Nancy on 4/18/05


Jim; It's too bad that you associate the sacred name of God with a religious cult. The name (yod he vah he)(tetragramiton) occurs more than 6.000 times in the bible texts.Because they are unpronounsable ,being all consonants(vowels were oral and lost) vowels were taken from adonai(lord) and elohim(God)and Jehovah or Yaweh were as close as they felt the name was pronounced! God named Himself thus at ex.6.3. and it means I am that I am,I shall become whatsoever I shall become,the becomming one!
---1st_cliff on 4/17/05


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The name Jehovah was nonexistent in the original Hebrew scriptures, but was later introduced in about 1270 A.D. by a Roman Catholic Spanish Monk, named Raymundus Martini, in his book Pugeo Fidei (Dagger of Faith). Jesus is Yeshua in Hebrew. Having no vowels, the ancient Hebrews had YHWH for the sacred name of God. Yah (Lord)- Psalm 68:4. Hallelujah (Hall elu-yah; Hail God; Praise you the Lord. Greek: Alleluia)- Psalm 106:1; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 19:1. Martini substituted the sacred term for God with the consonants JHVH (possibly deriving this from the common latin term Jove).
---Eloy on 4/17/05


Of all the names in the Bible , None of them mean J.W. AND the reason for that is plainly because JW, long after Christ, was birthed from the mind of man, by a man, not God. JW's follow man, not Christ, although they have been instructed rather well in how to play off the pretense that they follow Christ. Sadly so many of them look at the rest of us as "LOST".The Jehovah Witness Movement was begun by Charles Taze Russell, who founded ZIons Watchtower in 1879.
---Jim on 4/17/05


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